If you use Windows 10, you can use USB devices directly though a USB 3.0 port, since Windows 10 come with inbuilt drivers for USB 3.0. Precisely for this very reason, several manufactures has not released updates for such drivers for Windows 10.
This post shows you how to download as well as update Intel USB 3.0 host controller driver for Windows 10 in case you need to install this driver manually.
You can download the required drivers in two ways. Pick the one that looks easier to you.
- Download drivers manually from the manufacturer’s website
- Use DriverDownloader to download the necessary driver (recommended)
Solution 1 – Download drivers manually from manufacturer website
It is important that you download drivers from its official manufacturer website, and not elsewhere. Such drivers are safe, while the same couldn’t be said about driver files obtained from other sites. You can download drivers from your PC manufacturer site, such as HP, Dell, Acer, etc. Alternately, you can visit the website of the device manufacturer, which in this case is Intel.
Also, look for the latest driver file on PC manufacturer’s site, since they often release new updates from time to time. However, there’s one thing you need to do before you start looking for a driver on the manufacturer’s site. That is, check whether your operating system is 32-bit or 64-bit.
To find this out, simply press and hold the Windows key and Pause key. In the System window, you will be able to see the required information next to System type.
- Now go to the manufacturer’s website and look for the latest driver compatible with your Windows 10 operating system.
- Next, double-click the setup file (.exe) to download it and save the file in a suitable location
- Now press Windows key and R key
- Type devmgmt.msc in the Run dialog box to launch Device Manager
- In the Device Manager window, expand “Universal Bus controllers” category and locate Intel USB 3.0 extensible Host Controller. Right click it and select Update Driver Software
- Choose the second option in the list, which is Browse my…
- Now click the Browse button in the next screen, go to the location where you have saved the driver file and select it
- Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the driver update process
- Restart Windows if prompted
Solution 2 – Update driver using driver update software
As you can see from above, the manual update process is not only tedious but also technical. If you want an easy way out, use a driver update software, such as DriverDownloader.
You can download, install, and even run this tool for free. When you run it, you will get a free driver report. However to get automatic updates, you’ll have to register DriverDownloader.
Since the tool comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, you can try it out without any worry. Registered users also enjoy technical support, so that’s an added incentive to register.
Click the link below to download DriverDownloader.